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A high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region. File photograph: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty

As China faced rising international censure last year over its mass internment of Muslim minorities, officials asserted that the indoctrination camps (...)

Women in traditional Uighur clothes  in Kashgar, Xinjiang province. File photograph: Reinhard Krause/Reuters

In recent months, the Chinese government has pushed back hard against claims that it is committing cultural genocide in the Uighur Autonomous Region o(...)

Let’s see how our UN ambassador deals with the Uighur issue on the UN Security Council. Will our “national interest” allow us to be forthright and truthful for a change? File photograph: Elizabeth Dalziel/AP

Ireland’s political and diplomatic establishment spent a considerable amount of time, effort and money securing a seat at the United Nations Security (...)

A re-education camp for ethnic Uighur in Hotan, in China’s Xinjiang province. File photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

China has warned it will deliver a “resolute response” to any move by Britain to sanction officials involved in the alleged human rights abuses agains(...)

A re-education camp for ethnic Uighur in Hotan, in China’s Xinjiang province. Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is in the news after the UK declared that it would remove it from its 5G networks by 2027, because of fears that it is t(...)

Turkish and Uighur protesters hold pictures of Arsenal’s  Mesut Ozil  during a protest against in Istanbul on Saturday. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

China’s response to a footballer’s tweet about the repression of the Uighur minority shows how acutely sensitive it is to foreign commentary on human (...)

One of the Hong Kong protesters who spoke to The Irish Times. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw


A re-education camp for ethnic Uighur Muslims in Hotan, in China’s Xinjiang province in August. File photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

The Government has said it is “deeply concerned” about credible reports of mass detentions and surveillance in Xinjiang province in northwest China. (...)

A muezzin sounds the call to prayer from the roof of a mosque in Kashgar in  Xinjiang. A million ethnic Uighurs have been corralled into internment camps and prisons. Photograph: Adam Dean/New York Times

Today in China one out of every 10 Uighur people, a Muslim Turkic ethnic minority, have been imprisoned without trial. Well over a million people, who(...)

A road construction worker from Xinjiang who urged his colleagues to pray before meals and not to watch pornography was sent to jail for 10 years. Det(...)

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